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Nonplus

verb
(past & past part. nonplused or nonplussed; pres. part. nonplusing or nonplussing)
1.
Be a mystery or bewildering to.  Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex.  "Got me--I don't know the answer!" , "A vexing problem" , "This question really stuck me"






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"Nonplus" Quotes from Famous Books



... to that," replied my uncle, "he can never find our larder at a nonplus; we have no dishes for him dressed Chinese fashion; but as to roast beef of old England, which, I take it, is worth all the foreign meats in the world, he is welcome to it, and to as much of it as he ...
— Tales & Novels, Vol. 2 • Maria Edgeworth

... this is too much; it is, indeed!" said Napoleon B., blushing to the roots of his hair, and withdrawing his hand with a slightly-mortified air; "you nonplus me completely." ...
— Sea and Shore - A Sequel to "Miriam's Memoirs" • Mrs. Catharine A. Warfield



Words linked to "Nonplus" :   riddle, bedevil, befuddle, perplex, confound, throw, confuse, discombobulate, mix up, stump, pose, gravel, fox, escape, fuddle, stick, elude



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